1. billybaldin's Avatar
    Hey guys so I just moved into a new area and the wifi seems crowded. I also just switched from Android to iPhone.
    So when I had Android I used an app called wifi analyzer. It graphically showed my signal strength and the strengths of those around me. It allowed me to figure out the best area to put my router and also the best channel.

    Is there anything like this on iPhone? I've tried downloading one or two but all they showed was my own connection.

    Thank you for any help
    Billy

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    10-12-2015 03:38 PM
  2. nr2d's Avatar
    My boss has that program on his NEXIS phone. He and I were doing some WIFI spectrum work and I searched and searched for the same type of app for my iPhone but we couldn't find anything. A bit disappointing.

    Here is a link to my question back early last year:

    http://forums.imore.com/iphone-apps-...-analyzer.html
    Last edited by nr2d; 10-12-2015 at 04:20 PM.
    10-12-2015 04:03 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hey guys so I just moved into a new area and the wifi seems crowded. I also just switched from Android to iPhone.
    So when I had Android I used an app called wifi analyzer. It graphically showed my signal strength and the strengths of those around me. It allowed me to figure out the best area to put my router and also the best channel. https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10...f421406a75.jpg

    Is there anything like this on iPhone? I've tried downloading one or two but all they showed was my own connection.

    Thank you for any help
    Billy

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    This?
    WiPry by Oscium
    https://appsto.re/us/LmPwA.i

    There's other apps. Go to the App Store and search "wifi analyzer".
    10-12-2015 09:57 PM
  4. zerog46's Avatar
    Never heard of that type of program. I guess it's good for an apartment?
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    10-12-2015 10:08 PM
  5. billybaldin's Avatar
    Thanks, Ledsteplin. That's a bit more technical than I need. I have 11 wifi networks in range not to mention my gadgets of interference.
    The app I'm talking about looks at all those networks and finds the channel their using and if mine overlaps on any of them I can see that and change my channel to the clearest one. Also, I can figure out where the best place to put my router is.
    It seems to be a basic app. I'm quite surprised Apple doesn't have anything like it. I will just have to pry my wife's phone from her hands when she sleeps, and get it done

    Thanks for the replies.
    Billy


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    10-12-2015 11:38 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks, Ledsteplin. That's a bit more technical than I need. I have 11 wifi networks in range not to mention my gadgets of interference.
    The app I'm talking about looks at all those networks and finds the channel their using and if mine overlaps on any of them I can see that and change my channel to the clearest one. Also, I can figure out where the best place to put my router is.
    It seems to be a basic app. I'm quite surprised Apple doesn't have anything like it. I will just have to pry my wife's phone from her hands when she sleeps, and get it done

    Thanks for the replies.
    Billy


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    I never heard of that with iPhone. It's my understanding it grabs the strongest signal. What you want to do very well may be a waste of time.
    10-14-2015 09:52 PM
  7. MrMike6by9's Avatar
    Apple's own Airport Utility, made for the Airport line of devices, has a network scan feature that can detect any wifi networks within your immediate area with their respective channels and signal strengths.
    YMMV
    10-14-2015 10:06 PM
  8. billybaldin's Avatar

    Here are the before and after pics. These are all the networks in range of my router. It's pretty crowded. With just a little movement of the router it changes so that the channel I'm using isn't so crowded and hopefully will transmit a little stronger.
    My Network is "Comcastsucks". Because let's face it. Comcast sucks. With this information I can change channels or location of router to to get the least crowded signal.



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    10-14-2015 10:10 PM
  9. nr2d's Avatar
    Apple's own Airport Utility, made for the Airport line of devices, has a network scan feature that can detect any wifi networks within your immediate area with their respective channels and signal strengths.
    YMMV
    But will it provide a graphical output like the Android APP? I don't think so. I think most quality WIFI routers do the same thing. I think it's called dynamic frequency control. It is a FCC requirement so as to prevent radio frequency interference issues to licensed systems that operate in the 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands. The FAA has problems with WIFI access points U-NII devices operating in the 5.0 GHz band that cause RFI to it's TDWR systems at air ports such as JFK and Miami from these U-NII systems. The owners disable the dynamic frequency selection and then the equipment sets up on or close to a TDWR system. This causes a large strobe on the TDWR display. The Android APP can look at both the 2.4 GHz WIFI band but also the 5.0 GHz band but I don't think at the same time though.
    10-15-2015 10:34 AM
  10. sh3y's Avatar
    Gotta try this one!
    10-20-2015 01:59 AM
  11. MirskyMan's Avatar
    Did you ever find this? I was looking for the exact same app, but only knew the name because of your post. A friend had shown it to me on his Android and I've wanted it ever since.
    04-07-2016 10:21 AM
  12. pgrtag's Avatar
    "Wifi Analyzer" is in the app store. Have you tried Airport Utility?

    Apple iOS 8 WiFi Scanning Returns! - Airheads Community
    04-08-2016 02:40 PM

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